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Nigerian aims to revolutionize reading in Africa with e-books platform

 A model holds an e-book reader. Photo: Kathy Willens/AP/SIPAOkechukwu Ofili is an entrepreneur in Nigeria investing in digital technology to get more people to read books.

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Liberia Presidential hopeful: "Sometimes we didn’t follow through"

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As October elections approach, Liberia's vice-president Joseph Boakai is hopeful of winning the presidency, but is caught in a tough scramble to convince Liberians he embodies change

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Nigeria's Senate passes oil governance bill: Senate Twitter

Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2017. Photo: Michel Euler/AP/SIPANigeria's Senate passed a long-awaited oil governance bill following its third and final reading, it said on its official Twitter feed on Thursday.

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Galamsey gamble

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Ghana's government wants to tackle unregulated small-scale mining as a means to reassure big foreign miners and to create jobs, but the mining industry feeds into criminality and environmental despoliation. The clock is ticking for the new government to find solutions that work for actors big and small

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Soldiers end mutiny over pay in Ivory Coast, threat of social unrest looms

Ex-French President Francois Hollande, left, speaks with Ivory Coast's president Alassane Ouattara March 15, 2017 in Paris. Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AP/SIPALife is slowly returning to normal in Ivory Coast's second largest city Bouake, the epicentre of a recent army revolt, as trade resumed and businesses reopened.

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Chinalco proposes taking entire Guinea Simandou iron ore mine

A crane drops iron ore imported from Australia at a port in Rizhao, in east China's Shandong province, March 19, 2010. Photo: AP/SIPAChinalco has asked Guinea to let it take over the whole of the troubled Simandou iron ore mine project, sources familiar with the matter say, as Beijing pursues a global strategy to secure key resources for its vast economy for decades to come.

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